Progress Report

January 2015 Highlights

By the Numbers

18

Total items were added to the K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)

291

Meetings/events hosted by the Libraries, with 40 after hours or on weekends, including the Friends of the Libraries piano concert. 

294

Class and research guides developed by librarians and staff at K-State were active.  

355

References questions answered by Faculty and Graduate Services librarians. 

888

Documents were delivered from K-State’s collection to other colleges and universities through Interlibrary Services.  

1,194

Questions from students, faculty, staff, and the public were answered by Hale Library Help student employees, staff and librarians.  

1,411

Items where lent from K-State’s collection through Interlibrary Services to aid researchers at other colleges and universities. Most of the delivery occurred electronically.  

2,070

Items were borrowed by Interlibrary Services from other libraries. 

8,566

Full text downloads from the New Prairie Press

9,048

View of the class and research guides developed by librarians and staff at K-State.

12,572

Items were checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries’ Manhattan campus libraries (Hale plus all branches, including the Veterinary Medical Library).

40,345

Individuals came into Hale Library in through the 2nd floor public entrance gates. 

Selected Accomplishments 

Jane Schillie arranged a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit, “Flint Hills Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University 1917–1963.” Allana Saenger-Parker, Curator of Design for the Riley County Historical Museum, assisted by Lori Goetsch and Dave Allen, guided approximately 40 people through the displays.

Lori Goetsch, Roger Adams, and Dave Allen met with donor Hank Hoesli who visited Special Collections to donate several children's books to the collection.

Faculty and Graduate Services and the Office for Sponsored Research Programs co-sponsored Scopus training.

New Prairie Press published its 3rd e-book, K-State Keepsakes.

Kathe Garbrick, Mary Ellen Titus, and Dave Allen collaborated on an exhibit in connection with “A Century of Gail Kubik,” Hale Library Concert Series event. The display of scores, photos, artifacts, and memorabilia highlighted the life and career of Gail Kubik, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winning composer and composer-in-residence at K-State in 1969. The concert featured commentary by Alfred Cochran, professor of music in the university's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and performances of Kubik pieces by K-State music faculty.

As President of the Kansas Native Plant Society (KNPS), Mike Haddock led the KNPS Board of Directors winter meeting held at the Great Plans Nature Center in Wichita.

Daryl Youngman organized, facilitated and presented a seminar on library resources and culture to a group of soldier-students as part of the K-State/Ft. Riley Regionally Aligned Force partnership.  

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Last updated: 04/01/2015